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Daisen G Beer Wheat Wine

Brewed by Daisen G Beer
Style: Barley Wine
Tottori Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
The bottled version has also been called "Valentine Gold". On tap it is usually referred to simply as Daisen Wheat Wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3839) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2015
330ml bottle pours out a hazy orangeish topped with a small head. Nose is sweet toffee caramel and some booze. Taste is more of the sweetness along with a spice and light hop on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle at wpbf. Murky orange color, small white. Tart, citrusy, glueish aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor is also glueish, sweet anf fruity with some alcohol. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottled@wPBFIII. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is nectar, small head. Aroma is floral, fruity, grainy and some stuff. Flavour is nectar, glue, some alcohol and nectar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
33 cl bottle @ wPBF Ⅲ, bottled 01/2014
Aroma has sweet apricot tones and yeast. Flavour has yeast, apricot, alcohol and grassy hops. Boozy tones start to disturb a bit after some sips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
33 cl bottle @ wPBF III.
Pours hazy golden color with a samall head. Quite odd aroma here, some ripe fruits, fresh fruits also, some pungent alcohol-infused malts also. Sweet caramel malts on the flavor, orange, mild yeast and herbs. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (550) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
2013 Bottle from CBB Aroma: Dusty wheat, mild mikan and pear, yeast Palate: Full-bodied. almost viscous, smooth mouth feel Flavor: Wheat, pear, guava, from start with addition of ripe mikan in the middle, finishing with bitter grain. Comment: Outstanding as the mouth feel and flavors evolved and it had long fruity, moderately bitter finish. 4.1 Day 2: Aroma: Floral, dusty wheat, pear, malt, neutral/Chard-like tropical fruit, light caramel Palate: Flavor: Wheat, mandarin orange, pear, tropical fruit, moderate bittering with lemon peel. Comment: This opened up like a full-bodied wine might. Worried that I had overrated it yesterday, but actually its even better with an aroma of 8 and an overall of 18 IMO. So, 42-43 points now. 2014 Version--same day at Enibru as the 2013 above. Aroma: Wheat, light mikan, pear, not very aromatic. Palate: Body has depth. Flavor: Wheat, moderately sweet pear, grain, mikan Comment: Moderately complex mix of fruit, wheat and grain flavors. Like a barley wine with lighter body and hop. Balanced, good sustained flavor though it verges on being mild at this point. 3-6-4+-8-16 = 37+. Bottle age does seem to improve this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (803) - ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2014
330 ml from Tanakaya @ Mejiro. Pours hazy golden with a thin head. Has a thick and deep wheat aroma, a small hint of alcohol. Bananas, melon and bread dough. Taste is quite sweet that is balanced by spices and alcohol bitterness. Quite warming brew that leaves you with a dry tongue and a long lingering slightly bitter aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3432) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
9% courtesy of Chewy shared at CBB. A very cloudy straw gold, a very farmhouse smelling beer. Medium-bodied, spicy, fruity  with a bit of heat to it. Really nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6474) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Bouteille de 330 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de fruit et de sucre. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de sucre et de canelle avec une pointe de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sucré. (Rating #5192)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
My Bottom Line :
Sweet candy and honey are licked by alcohol for a simple and efficient Wheat Wine.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam circles the misty blond.
-This is rather low on the hops.
-This definitely lacks complexity for a brew this size. Then again, the dessert factor is quite high, if you are into the type of flavors it has to share.
-Carbonation is quite soft for the high level of residual sugars.
-I am even hallucinating heart-shaped cinnamon candy in here. Must be some weird combination of spicy phenols and my imagination. ;)


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